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This 25-year-old juice seller married the 14-year-old daughter of a man who could not repay his poppy loan.

Women pay a price in war on Afghan drug trade

Poppy debts paid with daughters

By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / September 28, 2005

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SHINWAR, Afghanistan -- In the thirsty hills of Nangarhar province, debt is a way of life. Every autumn, sharecroppers take loans from drug traffickers to plant their poppy crops. After every harvest, they repay them in poppies, which are eventually turned into heroin. (Full article: 1480 words)

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